Lake Wister State Park

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25679 US HWY 270, Wister, OK 74966, United States

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Introduction of Lake Wister State Park

Southeast Oklahoma’s Lake Wister State Park, a gateway to the stunning Ouachita National Forest, has five camping locations along its 115 miles of picturesque shoreline. On the 7,300 surface acres of Lake Wister, this outdoor paradise provides park visitors a range of activities, including hiking, camping, bicycling, boating, and water skiing. In addition, the park has a water spray park, which is a well-liked hangout for both kids and adults.

The hotel options at Lake Wister State Park include 15 cabins, RV sites with complete hook-ups or some with water and power only, and tent sites. The park is tucked away amid a ring of pine and oak-covered mountains, the Sans Bois, Jackforks, Kiamichis, and Ouachitas. Sites for RVs and tents must all be reserved online. Book one of the park’s 15 inviting cabins to take advantage of cottages with lake or park views, stone-framed fireplaces, and quick access to hiking trails.

The one- or two-bedroom cabins at the park sleep four to six people and come equipped with one to two queen-size beds with sheets in each bedroom, sleeper couches, and a 32-inch flat screen TV. They are bordered by dogwood, wild cherry, and northern spruce tree groves. Additionally, each cabin is equipped with a kitchen, a bathroom with a shower, and air conditioning. Please be aware that the cabins are no longer furnished with cookware and dishes. Pet guests are able to stay in a limited number of cabins at the park for a daily pet charge, and two cottages have accessible main and toilet doors. A 100 guest capacity group camp with a complete kitchen and dining area is also available at Lake Wister State Park.

Wildlife watchers, nature photographers, and anybody else looking to get outside are all welcome at Lake Wister State Park. The neighbouring Wister Wildlife Management Area is great for hunters. Additionally, a waterfowl habitat is situated near to the park. The Poteau River, the only river in Oklahoma to flow north, the Fourche Maline, and a half dozen or more mountain streams all pour into Lake Wister, providing fresh, chilly water ideal for fishing. The fisherman may catch a lot of northern bluegill, smallmouth and largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and flathead catfish.

A swimming beach, playgrounds, comfort stations with showers, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, illuminated boat ramps, an unlighted dirt ramp, lighted boat ramps, and a boat launch are all provided at the park. Play a round of miniature golf with friends and family at the park’s course. A self-guided nature walk and a 6.4-mile hiking track carry tourists into the nearby forest where they may see animals including deer, ducks, and bunnies. Golden and bald eagles that are wintering might be spotted swooping overhead in the winter.

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Campsites in Lake Wister State Park

Wards Landing Campground

There are eight campsites nearby with 30-amp electric hookups. There are also water hookups available. Although there are no sewer hookups, there is a dump station for RVs. Additionally, a rest stop is nearby. The camping season runs from March through November. This region does not permit tent camping. Except during quiet hour, generators are allowed. A campground can be obtained for a maximum of 14 days.

Quarry Island Campground

With its 10 semi-modern campsites, Quarry Island also offers camping from the months of March through November (30-amp electric and water). Additionally, tent camping is available nearby. On a campground, just one tent may be erected. There are restrooms, showers, and a trash station available. Using a generator during the quiet hours is not permitted. A campground is only permitted for a two-week stay.

Victor Area Campground

Victor Area has 57 contemporary campsites with 30-amp power, water, and sewage hookups, making it the biggest and only campground with full hookups. There are restrooms and showers accessible. There is also a disposal station available. Additionally, your campground allows you to pitch up to one tent. A campground allows stays of up to 14 days straight. The peaceful hours prohibit the use of any generators or other loudspeakers.

Lake Wister State Park Activities


Boating and water skiiing are prominent on Wister Lake.


There is a bike path in the park.


A 4-mile round-trip path, a completely accessible trail, and self-guided nature trails are all available as hiking options. Numerous dogwood trees, along with redbud, wild cherry, northern spruce, and Ponderosa pine, may be seen in the region surrounding the lake.

Historic Sites

Near Lake Wister State Park, there are several options for historical and cultural sightseeing. The Heavener Runestone, a well-liked tourist destination east of the lake, proves that Norse Vikings visited Oklahoma in the eleventh century.


All across the park, there are several picnic sites and covered shelters.


Public access to a miniature golf course is provided by Lake Wister State Park.


The neighbouring Wister Wildlife Management Area is a thrilling location for deer, turkey, rabbit, and duck hunting. Beavers, bobcats, and bears are among the other creatures that may be spotted nearby.


There is a dump station for RVs as well as RV sites with electricity hookups on the property.

Water Sports

Swimming beaches are seasonally open in Wister Lake State Park.

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In Le Flore County, Oklahoma, Lake Wister State Park is just a few minutes’ drive from the town of Wister off of US Highway 270. The park is located in southeast Oklahoma, just a few hours’ drive from Arkansas. In a vehicle or RV, the campground is simple to reach. Inside the park, there are no rigid driving regulations for RVs. On the park roads, you can freely drive your vehicle or motorhome. The only issue is how twisting and small the roads are. Two or more big RVs might not be able to pass each other simultaneously on the park roads. Although there are no restrictions on the size of RVs at the campgrounds, it is preferable to bring compact trailers or rigs to reduce traffic. There are no roads or campgrounds where you may go hiking. There is sufficient parking. Never leave your car parked at a campground that isn’t yours.


Parking is available.

Public Transport

Public Transport is available.

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